The Wings are currently sitting 8th in the west but the fortunate thing about our situation is we currently control our destiny. With the standings looking like they currently do right now.
The other very interesting point is the two teams that trail us, Phoenix and Dallas, are both on our schedule in the remaining 8 games. The thing that scares me is we could be going in to game 48 against Dallas with a Winner gets playoffs game. Kinda like in 2010 when the Rangers played Philly and winner went on to the playoffs. Philly ended up winning that in a Shoot out. It's usually pretty obvious to say if you play better then the team below you then you will seed higher, but lucky for us even if we win just as many games as they do the rest of the way. We are still in.... This is going to be a fun final 8...
I'm not giving up on this kid by any means, but he is running on fumes.
And because we can't rely on him at the moment, we are OFFICIALLY the same team we've been for the last 4 years.
Wanted for hire: individual who can put the puck in the net.
I think the longer season is really getting to him. Combine that with the fact that he needs to play with talent to really be effective but is stuck on the bottom lines isn't helping either. I think he will have a lot better season next year when he is more conditioned for the length of the season.
hahaha... That effort right there by Franzen depicts this game perfectly... Instead of trying to beat him or slam on the breaks and try to make a play... a soft little backhand flip on net without giving one s*** haha..